Hell’s Kitchen Elimination: Week 1
For week 1 the contestant eliminated was Stacey. Here is her bio from Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen web site:
* Age : 38
* Hometown : Buffalo, NY
* Occupation : Private Chef, Studio City, CA
Q&A with Stacey –
What was your first kitchen job?
My first kitchen job was my externship, for the CIA, in Holland at Vreugh and Rust.
What was the first dish you mastered?
Salmon paillarde with blanced seasonal veggies and a simple salsa.
What is your signature dish?
My signature dish would be the above dish I mastered, or crispy mac and cheese.
Who was your first cooking inspiration?
My biggest inspiration would be my father, and Anthony Bourdain.
From her spotlight on the Culinary Institute of America’s web site:
Stacey arrived at the CIA with a background in foodservice management and a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy. She had no plans to work in a kitchen after graduating with her associate degree in culinary arts. But a student job in the college’s Career Services Office led to a summer position as a private chef, and that launched Stacey’s career in the field.
Her list of clientele features several celebrities, including comedian Don Rickles and his wife. Stacey’s duties include buying the food, beverages, and other supplies used by the household as well as preparing daily meals and the food for dinner parties and receptions. Additionally, Stacey does catering and teaches at Chefmakers, a new culinary school for home cooks and children in Pacific Palisades, CA.